Complete waste of time and money
Graphics & Game Interface:
The best thing about the game is the graphics. They are nothing special in comparison
to the graphics quality today, but the game has a really sweet zooming and panning
effect available on all screens. The game controls and interface are simple and easy
The next best thing about the game was finishing it so I could get it off my hard drive.
This game is a technical nightmare and suffers from extremely poor development.
It took me hours to get the game to run. Because the entire game is nothing but a
QuickTime application, it will only run under the specific version of QuickTime in which
it was developed. And the right version of QuickTime has to be installed on your computer
BEFORE you install the game for it to run. And the game-stopping bugs are too
numerous to recall here -- just make sure you have multiple saves of the game backed up.
Oh, and let's hope your CD drive is in good condition--it'll spin like crazy during the
Story (or lack of):
It has a generic storyline: Some evil alien dude is about to destroy the world and
you have to stop him. Other than that basic premise, there is nothing else that
fills in the details to expand on that story. Scenes are only tied together by your
attempts to move from one area to the next to get to the end.
Half of the puzzles are generic and simple; others are totally illogical where you have
to play a guessing game with your inventory. The game is really short (or maybe
that's a good thing in this case)--played it in about 10 hours.
Sound/Music: It has some minor sound effects and practically no music at all.
The Bottom Line
This is your basic Myst-clone done very poorly. You can probably find in a bargain bin
for $5, but considering the numerous titles available at that price you're sure to find